The Resource A place for us, Fatima Farheen Mirza, (LT)

A place for us, Fatima Farheen Mirza, (LT)

Label
A place for us
Title
A place for us
Statement of responsibility
Fatima Farheen Mirza
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity and belonging A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from. In a narrative that spans decades and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family's past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that pull them apart. And as siblings Hadia, Huda, and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent's faith, to tread a path between the old world and the new, and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest of betrayals. A deeply affecting and resonant story, A Place for Us is truly a book for our times: a moving portrait of what it means to be an American family today, a novel of love, identity and belonging that eloquently examines what it means to be both American and Muslim -- and announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent. "--
  • As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister's footsteps. And their estranged son, Amar, returns to the family for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? -- adapted from back cover
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1991-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mirza, Fatima Farheen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.I79
LC item number
P57 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Weddings
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
Label
A place for us, Fatima Farheen Mirza, (LT)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035769658
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
655 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432852597
Lccn
2018022265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035769658
Label
A place for us, Fatima Farheen Mirza, (LT)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035769658
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
655 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432852597
Lccn
2018022265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035769658

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